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Friday, 29 June 2012

24th World Federation Of The Deaf

Register For the 2nd International Conference Of The World Federation Of The Deaf

2nd International Conference of the World Federation of the Deaf, Sydney, Australia (16 - 18 October 2013) and The Deaf Society of NSW Centenary Events (19 - 20 October 2013)


Fragrant ILY Soap

Fragrant ILY Soap at Harris Communications

For special occasions or gift baskets, Harris Communications has beautiful, fragrant soap in the shape of the ILY sign. The “I Love You” soaps are made of pure glycerin and are available in these colors and scents:

Blue with a jasmine scent (N514)
Green with an apple scent (N515)
Purple with a lavender scent (N516)
Pink with a strawberry scent (N517)
Yellow with a lemon scent (N518)

The individual soaps cost $2.75 each. You can also buy an Economy Soap Package (N519) which includes 2 of each color for only $23.95.
Use the ILY Soaps to decorate your bathroom or as a gift to a friend. They are a unique way to say ILY.

For more information, go to http://bit.ly/HarrisComm_IDEAF062412 or contact us at mailto:info@harriscomm.com

Friday, 22 June 2012

Take Shelter (2011) Movie With Deaf Actress & ASL


TakeShelter (2011)
Director: Jeff Nichols

Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself.

Main character Curtis begins to have bad dreams and hallucinations about an impending story which turns people into zombie-like versions of themselves. Because of a family history of schizophrenia, he seeks medical help and counseling. Simultaneously, he begins rebuilding, and adding to, the storm shelter in the family’s backyard. The cost of the storm shelter is high especially for a working class family who has major medical bills coming due to their Deaf daughter’s Cochlear Implant surgery.

All members of the family use American Sign Language (ASL) and even use the term correctly. The mother signs more fluently while the father forgets signs and asks for assistance. The Deaf daughter is played by Deaf actress, Tova Stewart of Ohio. The young girl received the part after the film’s producer  reached out to the Ohio School for the Deaflooking for a young deaf female student. Tova’s parents are deaf.

Take Shelter premiered in January 2011 at the Sundance Film Festival.  It was also screened in May 2011 at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the 50th Critics' Week Grand Prix.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Amazon Kindle's Hot Book Deals: More Than 400 For As Low As $0.99

Kindle Monthly Deals


Shop for more than 400 Kindle books available for $0.99, $1.99, $2.99, and $3.99. Books can be read on Kindle or one of our free reading apps, but hurry: these deals expire on June 24, 2012. Titles may have additional territory restrictions, and not all deals are available in all territories.

A Child Can Teach An Adult 3 Things...

ASL "Just The Way You Are" Billy Joel, Marlee Matlin & Oscar The Grouch



ASL "For The Kids" John Rich, Marlee Matlin & Deaf Choir



There's a little girl
and she's in for the fight of her life.
Only six years old
facing down a future, no fear in her eyes.

Mama and Daddy praying down on their knees,
for a miracle in Memphis,
Lord won't you help them please.

For the kids
we trade all our tomorrows,
and for the kids
we give our heart and soul,
'cause they're the heroes of our lives
fighting to survive,
so give all you can give
for the kids.

There's a little boy
and he's sitting in his daddy's lap.
He smiles and laughs
and covers his head in a St. Jude ball cap.

It's been a long battle,
but he's going to beat the odds.
He's going to make it out of there,
'cause people care
and by the grace of God.

For the kids
we trade all our tomorrows,
and for the kids
we give our heart and soul,
'cause they're the heroes of our lives
fighting to survive,
so give all you can give
for the kids.

And I sing for the ones
whether far or near.
You've got to live,
so we can give it all the world may hear
music in their ears.

For the kids
we trade all or tomorrows,
and for the kids
we give our heart and soul,
'cause they're the heroes of our lives
fighting to survive,
so give all you can give
you got to give all you can give
for the kids.

Give for the kids.

***What can YOU do to help others???

ASL Video "Waiting For The World To Change"!


This is a brilliant video of Deaf History & Empowerment!

All rights associated with this song belong to John Mayer.
All rights associated with this video belong to D-PAN.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Happy Father's Day!



Here's our Father's Day ASL Lesson video tutorial. We at Everyday ASL Productions wish every one of you a Happy Father's Day! Please share, like and enjoy! For more info, visit our website at http://www.everydayasl.com/.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Deaffest UK 2012


The UK's Leading Deaf Film & Arts Festival

Click on this link to watch a video explaining what Deaffest is all about.

With Or Without 2012 Deaffest Film


With or Without

Follow Your Dreams & Never Give Up...
This is a short film I have made, the idea is this is the pilot film.. I would like shoot the whole story... This was made for my first film pitch at Deaffest 2012 for the Ben Steiner bursary awards

I would like to say a special thank you to
Caoimhe Judd who plays Samantha
Kirsten Ballard who plays Mum
Robert Powell who plays Dad
Written, filmed & produced by Amanda Jane Richards
Voice over recorded by Russell Bullard

What It Is Like For Deaf Without Captioning (Video)


WordLens App = How To "See" In Other Languages


Here's another big breakthrough for translation.

WordLens is a new iPhone app that looks through the phone's camera at text, signs, shopfronts, menus and it translates instantly.

Get the free app from the iTunes Store and it shows what it can do by turning text backwards.
That's not too useful really, but if you pay, you can instantly translate text from Spanish to English. Now that would certainly help on your city break to Barcelona or Acapulco.

Quest Visual, the developers promise more European languages and then they'll tackle the rest of the world.

Does this mean that our grandchildren  won't need to learn foreign languages? Possibly, but since most communication is through speech, we'd need an app that instantly translates spoken language.